Rafael Mendez

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10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to "slow down" your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

<b>2. Someone who will go the drugstore to get you tampons at 1 a.m.</b> You need them, and you need them now. This is NOT a drill! Anyone who will appreciate this urgency and do what they can to help is definitely a keeper.<p><b>3. Someone who will make you breakfast in bed when it isn’t your birthday.</b> Because …

All-Day Muscle

OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the jelly doughnut you had for breakfast (and to guard against tomorrow's …

10 Thinking Errors That Will Prevent You From Being Mentally Strong

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach -- managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it's often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.<p>As we go about our daily …

Why You Should Put Down That Tablet Or Phone If You Want Better Sleep

If your plans for the New Year include figuring out how to work a little more better-quality sleep into your schedule, here’s one word to remember: <i>Blue</i>. Using electronic devices that emit blue light before bedtime can disturb sleep patterns and deprive you of those precious ZZZZZs your brain and …

The 7 Hottest Trends We'll See at This Year's CES

When I attended my first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 1976, I was in my mid-20s, new to the tech scene and highly impressionable. When I …

Safest Cars For 2015 Announced By Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

Car recalls and exploding airbags may have dominated news coverage in recent months, but vehicle safety is quickly gaining ground, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which announced its list of 2015 safety awards last week.<p>A total of 71 models earned the institute’s two top …

Diet Plans for 2015: The Best Ways To Lose Weight In The New Year

Approaching your annual New Year’s weight loss resolutions might feel daunting, especially if you’ve had limited success in reaching previous years’ …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

Nutrition

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These 6 Things Will Bring You a Great Night’s Sleep

<b>Your Worst Enemy Is Probably You</b><p>Stop cheating yourself. You can’t cut corners on sleep and not have it affect you:<p>…by the end of two weeks, the …

Too Much Nighttime iPhone Use May Have Long-Term Health Consequences

From the editors of ELLE.com, this goes beyond just messing with your sleep.<p>Can't tear yourself away from Pinterest when it's time for bed? You might be seriously hurting yourself. According to a new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, using gadgets before bed can …

The 5 WORST Foods For Your Skin

<b>Sugar</b><br>Acne <i>loves</i> sugar. "Redness and inflammation will continue and be constant factors if sugar isn't removed from the diet," says Becky Sturm, founder of the online beauty shopping website StormSister Spatique. Pay extra attention to food labels—you may be surprised by how much sugar is in certain …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Bill Cosby Briefly Breaks His Silence

Over the past four weeks, multiple women have come forward claiming Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them. But the comedian hasn’t issued …

This Holiday Season, Stop Embarrassing Yourself with Your Lame Gift-Wrapping Skills and Learn This One-Piece-of-Tape Method

I have to be honest—I wasn't going to say anything to you, but now I feel I must. It's not that your gift-giving skills are bad—I know that you've …

Smartphone earbuds can identify health issues by listening to you breathe as you sleep

Soon you won’t need a smart wristband, sleeping app, special bedside light or one of many other devices built to help you track and improve your …

Sleep cycles disrupted by electronic devices

"The blue light is a problem when it comes from electronic devices held closely, although it is not so much a problem with a television across the …

Diet & Exercise for Weight-Loss: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight?

Diet and exercise are both important for weight loss. What you eat affects your health and physical activity has numerous health benefits. But, if …

Fitness

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Researchers interviewed 732 married couples between the ages of 57 and 85 and found that those who reported having little to no sex reported lower levels of marriage satisfaction. The more often couples reported getting busy, the happier and more positive they said they felt about their marriages. …

18 Ways to Build Muscle All Day

Shed fat, sculpt muscle, accelerate recovery, and build strength beyond the gym<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the …

10-Minute Total-Body Workout: Men's Health.com

The 10-Minute Transformation<p>Directions<p>Perform each exercise below for up to 60 seconds (stop if you lose good form), moving from one to the next without rest. Once you've completed all 10 exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Complete the circuit up to four times total, three times a week, allowing …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

<b>2. Make Your Sex Life Work for Your Marriage</b><br>"Don't expect the same breathlessness as you have early in a new relationship," says Tina Tessina, Ph.D., author of <i>Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage</i>. "Instead, make sex about enjoying each other, being …

Vonn back on top of the world at Lake Louise | Reuters

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, (Reuters) - It only took two races after a year’s injury break for Lindsey Vonn to return to the top.<p>Dec 6, 2014; Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada; Lindsey Vonn of the USA competes during the women's downhill in the FIS alpine skiing World Cup at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Mandatory …

North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

The most closed country on earth — North Korea — is now denying its involvement in one of the biggest corporate hacks in history.<p>Someone attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment last week and made public troves of stolen data, including five unreleased films, medical records and salaries of nearly …

U.S. Hostage Killed During Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

U.S. hostage Luke Somers, held by an al Qaeda offshoot in Yemen for more than a year, was killed late Friday amid a U.S. rescue mission.<p>“There were …

Here’s How Sony Is Hacking Back to Defend Itself

Sony is reportedly turning to defensive hacking to prevent its breached files from spreading after it was hit by hackers who leaked unreleased movies …